Walking?

Kelli - posted on 04/25/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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How can I get my 10 1/2 month old to start walking? He pulls himself up and moves while holding onto thing but how can I get him to walk without holding onto things?

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♥TIA♥ - posted on 04/26/2011

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Not sure, but just assist him in his development. The other day someone mentioned if they go straight from sitting to standing to walk, they become clumsy. If they crawl before walking they have great coordination. LOL.. if you choose, but seems like it's patience you need. He will walk without holding on, then you will be running after him.

Lucy - posted on 04/26/2011

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Like the other ladies, I think it's best to let your little one walk in his own time. Sure, you can encourage him to walk holding your hands, help him stand etc, but it won't necessarily mean he'll be early to walk unaided.



My advice is to enjoy each stage your baby is going through- It's easy to forget to do that if your trying to push them on to the next developmental stage :)

Jenn - posted on 04/26/2011

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Nothing you can really do - it's not like he's older and you should be concerned - he's not even 1 yet! It will happen soon enough - then you'll wonder why you wanted it to happen LOL!

Sneaky - posted on 04/26/2011

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Why do you want to? Enjoy the limited mobility while you can!!!!!!!!

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There's really nothing you can do. Kids walk when they are ready. And 10 and a half months is REALLY early for a kid to walk. Just enjoy the stage he's in at the moment. You'll never get the baby stage back once it's gone.

Medic - posted on 04/25/2011

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Why on earth do you want to rush it???? Do you know what happens when they start walking????? After they walk they RUN and they TERRORIZE!!!!! He will walk when he is ready enjoy him not walking while it lasts because there is no going back once they start.

April - posted on 04/25/2011

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You could help him walk by holding his hands and walking with him but he will walk when he's ready, he'll find the confidence soon enough. :)

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